August 21, 2014

Remove Newsbusters redirect virus. How to get rid

Newsbusters virus is a browser hijacker that will attack your web browser and causes frequent redirect to http://Newsbusters.org and similar websites of its network. The Newsbusters malware will pretend to bring you latest news updates from the world but in the background, it will perform some spying activities to collect your personal information. Along with this, Newsbusters virus may show commercial ads and spam content to you which may include links to external websites. The Newsbusters app can appear as a toolbar/extension on your Firefox, Google Chrome or Internet explorer. It should be uninstalled immediately to keep your private information and system safe from hackers.

Common Symptoms of Newsbusters.org redirect infection:
This kind of malwares usually change your Homepage, Search provider, Desktop Background.
They can display bunch of unstoppable pop-ups advertisements.
Computer performs slower then usual, browser may crash over and over.
Strange websites are automatically opened on the computer after a frequent interval.
Disabled Folder options, Task manager, Registry editing tools.
Advertisements from stranger companies start to appear out of nowhere.
Unexpected browser behaviors such as URL/link redirects.
Unwanted and unknown Plugin/extension or add-ons attached with browser.
Useless shortcuts on desktop or creepy websites added to favorites/bookmarks without your knowledge.


How to uninstall Newsbusters.org redirect

Remove toolbars, plugins, extensions, add-ons
Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox users:
Go to TOOLS and then click MANAGE ADD-ON, From there, select Extensions, Toolbars and remove the Newsbusters.org redirect if found. Make sure Google is set as default search Provider.

Google Chrome Users:
Click SETTINGS icon and select SETTINGS, then open Extensions, toolbar, search provider options, remove the Newsbusters.org redirect if listed there. Make sure Google is set as default search Provider.

Uninstall from Control Panel
Open CONTROL PANEL, then ADD/REMOVE PROGRAMS or “Programs and Features”, now lookup for Newsbusters.org redirect and uninstall if it is listed.

How to delete Newsbusters.org redirect manually:
If the malware did not go away after uninstall procedure, try these steps. Please note, the manual removal method is a bit complex and it can go wrong if you perform its tasks incorrectly. It is advised to run an automatic virus removal software for safe and easy solutions. However, if you are good with Manual removal, do the steps below.

Possibly corrupt registry keys:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = 1
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system “DisableTaskMgr” = 1

Delete files:
Open then following folders or search for Newsbusters.org redirect in My Computer and delete if found files associated with this bug.

C:\program files
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\
%AllUsersProfile%\

Newsbusters.org redirect virus removal tool
It is always good and safe to use an automatic software to detect and eliminate viruses and malwares. The programs below are best for removing malwares.

1: Malware Bytes (Mbam)

2: Hitman